- ABOUT US -
We strive to build a better world by enabling leaders and their respective organizations to achieve superior sustainable performance through the discovery of their brilliance.
KaliTlacica, LLC literally means "home that takes your breath away" in Nahuatl- Aztec. This serves as a metaphor for the breakthrough thought or insight that you experience with our transformational coaching.
After having spent a lifetime in leadership roles working with leaders from around the world - we are convinced that many do not fully utilize their own abilities in facing their challenges.
By tapping into your brilliance you will have the opportunity to discover ways to enhance your own effectiveness, improve the performance of your organization, and realize your aspirations.
"You will achieve even greater results when you align your brilliance with your brand and vitalize your resilience."
With over 30 years of global leadership experience, David is a Global Executive Leadership Coach and Leadership Development Consultant. He is certified by the world-wide acclaimed Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered program for the Global Leader of the Future. He is an expert in the Development and Execution of People Strategy- including Leadership Development, High Performance Teams, Engagement, Knowledge Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Front line and Middle Management in Global Multi-cultural Fortune 500 companies in Defense, Security and Energy Management industries. A passion-driven, value based leader he has personally coached executives in all regions of the world for more than ten years. He is certified by the International Coaching Federation and has completed more than 500 hours of coaching training. He is also certified in various psychometric tools and assessments including Emotional Intelligence and the Resilience Advantage programs. David is a certified Professional Coach, a Personal Brand Strategist, and a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index.
David has lived overseas for more than twenty years in Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Sweden and traveled and worked in Asia-Pacific for ten years. He is fluent in Spanish and semi-fluent in Portuguese and has studied several other languages. He earned his Master's degree in Business- Organizational Policy from Boston University and completed post graduate studies in Executive Leadership at INSEAD. In addition to his work experience he also served as President of the American Businessmen of Jeddah, Board member of the American International School of Jeddah and the United Way and was advisor to the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kiwanis International and the
Boys and Girls club of America in his local community and is the President
Elect of the Phoenix, AZ Chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
David is the founder & CEO of KaliTlacica- a business dedicated to helping leaders and their organizations discover their brilliance, align their brilliance with their brand and vitalize their resilience. His personal and professional global experiences combined with his language skills and passion for helping people thrive make him uniquely qualified to partner with executives and their organizations to achieve sustainable superior performance.
DAVID A. WHITEHORN, MBA, CPC
Founder and CEO
Executive Leadership Coach
Marshall Goldsmiith Stakeholder Certified Coach for the Global Leader of the Future
With over 30 years of global leadership experience, Greg is a Global Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant specializing in the Asian market. He began living and working in Greater China nearly 40 years ago. He was the Deputy Director of International Development for Portman Properties, and in that role, participated in the early negotiations and development of the Portman Shanghai Centre project. During the development phase, Greg interfaced with key government leaders including the Mayors of Shanghai. He later became the Deputy General Manager of Shanghai Centre where he was responsible for the administration and human resource and organizational development of the Centre’s Chinese staff. He was also the key contact with Shanghai Centre’s Chinese partner and relevant government agencies and bureaus.
After nine years with the Portman Shanghai Centre, Greg assumed the position of Vice-President, Asia Pacific for Joseph E. Seagram & Sons. In that role Greg was responsible for the marketing, sales and distribution of Seagram products throughout China. He was also responsible for coaching and developing Chinese leaders within the Seagram organization, and many of his protégés are now senior managers and leaders in the beverages industry in China.
Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Greg studied Chinese at the prestigious Stanford University Language Center at National Taiwan University. He also holds a Master of International Management degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Greg has extensive global business experience in China, Japan, India, Europe and Latin America. He is a certified practitioner and facilitator of the Cultural Orientation Approach (COA), the Global Mindset Inventory (GMI), developed by the Najafi Global Mindset Institute at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and Belbin Team Roles.
Greg is also accredited with Harrison Assessments, a leadership and talent assessment tool which measures 175 behavioral traits and employment engagement factors as well as Lumina Spark, Lumina Emotion, Lumina Leadership, Lumina Sales and Lumina Team. Greg is a member of the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC).
Greg’s exceptional background and his passion to help people and organizations thrive, make him uniquely qualified to partner with executives and their organizations to achieve sustainable superior performance.
GREG WHITEHORN, MBA - Thunderbird, CPC
Vice President Asia Pacific
Executive Leadership Coach
Cultural Orientation Approach and
Global Mindset Inventory Certified
"David personally coached me through organizational changes and the process of moving to my next role as I completed my assignment as SVP of APAC. I soon realized that David used an effective approach for me to be my best self. If you are a leader who wants to level up his/her performance, are in transition for finding the next role, or a high potential employee with aspirations to some day join the C-Suite, David is your ideal coach."
- Alain de Lambilly, President at Devicor Medical Products,
Subsidiary of Leica Biosystems, a Danaher Company